Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

TSSP, Teacher Student Success Plan

Through the State of Utah, we receive additional funding through the TSSP rules that is also discretionary at the school level. The council and school staff can make suggestions for the spending of TSSP monies, but they are tied directly to the School-wide Improvement Plan that the principal makes each year. 

This year, we received $95,487.64 in TSSP that we used for the following:

  • 1 Teacher, Class size reduction (This is, ultimately, how we can afford a STEM teacher.)
  • Matching grant for Counselor (District pays .5, we used TSSP to fund .2, and the matching mental health grant pays .2)
  • 11 hours per week OEK aide
  • General Education Behavior Technician 27.5 hours per week.
  • 2 hours per week WIN Time aide
  • $200 for software and supplies

Council Members

Chair: Jenny Chamberlain          435-632-5072
Co-Chair: Shannon Dalton         810-357-9697
Elizabeth Miles
Heather Okerlund
Shiloa Leavitt
Matthew Lowe (Principal)
Bryant Urry (Teacher Representative)
Mary Beranek (Secretary)

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Elections for the Community Council take place each year in August. We are an organized group of parents and faculty who meet regularly to discuss the LAND Trust funding and plan, the School Improvement Plan, as well as the successes and needs of our school. Please consider attending meetings and/or becoming a member.  This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.

Hurricane Elementary Trustlands Funding Summary

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
$43,448 $58,963 $66,997 $73,510 $80,630

Current Report 2021-2022

Final Report Summary 2020-2021


Digital Citizenship:

Did you know…

Utah received 7 million acres of land at statehood to generate funding for schools and almost half of the land remains in a trust for public education. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) manages the trust land. The School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) invests the endowment funds and a portion of the earnings comes to our school each year.

Utah schools received $89 million dollars from the School LAND Trust Program in the 2020-2021 School Year. Our school received $80,630

The School Community Council voted to spend the funds to pay for our reading aides to provide WIN Time (What I Need) instruction for all students to have a ½ hour of small group reading instruction on specific skill areas where they need the most help. 

Our School Community Council is primarily responsible for the creation of our School LAND Trust Plan. This plan is created annually by analyzing our school testing data to determine the greatest academic need. The money our school receives from the School LAND Trust fund is allocated according to our plan. Over the years our school has purchased technology to support student learning, books for our leveled library, math manipulatives, science materials, and we’ve been able to hire additional personnel to support targeted learning in small groups. Our school is grateful for the School LAND Trust program and the opportunity we have as a school to allocate the funds to support our targeted and specific needs. The Council assists with school improvement, and make decisions on how to best spend the Trust LANDS funding. More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website:


Contact Us

948 W 325N
Hurricane, Utah 847
T: 435-635-4668
F: 435-635-4670

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Hurricane Elementary Mission Statement

Hard work, empathy, Safety!

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